Mars is DIRECT, time to move forward!
Mars went retrograde on June 26th. If there is any Planet not so happy being retrograde it would be Mars. If you look at the glyph of Mars, it is a circle with an arrow. Arrows point outward and indicate direct force. When arrows are spinning in the reverse direction, things can be quite challenging- depression (anger turned inwards) or frustrating.
Mars has been directing us personally to stop in our tracks and review where we have been. It may have been bringing in old wounds as well. This is not always so comfortable. In addition, when we want to get certain things done and get our life moving, and Mars is saying "it is time for retrospection and reconsideration", we can feel frustrated. It could lead to anger pointed at ourselves leading to depression or however your anger manifests without an outlet.
Think back to June 26th and what was happening then. What issue may have surfaced in the past few months? Have you seen things from a different perspective than before? Are there new goals or aspirations, desires, that have spoken to you that could be launched now that Mars in is forward, direct motion?
It has been a Summer of many Planets in retrograde. Saturn, the Lord of Karma and Discipline, will come out of retrograde September 8th, this will really help to allow for hard work to pay off.
The Moon is in Aries, the Mars ruled Moon. It is fire and courage that guides the Aries energy. Aries can be naturally courageous or learning how to be in this lifetime. Attracting opportunities to defend and be victorious, a natural bravery may be experienced when Aries energy is on the table.
So go on, get a moving, honor your passion, and take steps forward to get where you want to go! For a more personal understanding, consider a reading www.crescentmoonastrology.com